Memorials pay tribute to late Clearwater crossing guard

Saturday marks three years since a Clearwater police crossing guard died in the line of duty when he was struck by a car.

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Saturday marks three years since a Clearwater police crossing guard died in the line of duty when he was struck by a car.

Two memorials Friday morning paid tribute to Doug Carey.

The first observance was at 7:35 a.m. Friday at Cleveland Street and Corona Avenue near Skycrest Elementary School. Carey worked the post, where school children adored him.

The elementary school delivered memorial cards created by students.

The second observance was at Belcher Road and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at 8:45 a.m. Friday. The northwest corner of the intersection is where a car struck Carey. He died on May 20, 2014.

Carey’s widow, police officers and other friends attended the memorials.

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